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Is this a new way to pipe a boiler

Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,394
edited November 2018 in Radiant Heating


  • ch4man
    ch4man Member Posts: 294
    no, they've been piped wrong for years
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,242
    It is, if you don't read the instructions.
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  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,394
    Follow up question, the pipe to the left you can see it reduces to two inch but the piping to the rest of the building is 3 inch. The somewhat equalizer on the right is in two inch for about 15 to 20 feet then go back to 3 inch. I wrote in a previous post, will that effect the steam going to its proper places quick enough? With the pipping with no equalizer make the steam / water do all kinds of funky things. I didn’t even get to the other steam boiler yet.
  • coolfx35
    coolfx35 Member Posts: 77
    Snowmelt said:

    how old is this boiler, if I may ask, is there a problem with it?
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
    You need a full repipe and also need to rid all the copper.
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    I cannot force people to spend money, I can only suggest how to spend it wisely.......
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,790
    It's what happens when the installers flunked reading
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,394
    About 4 years old ....... customer know that it’s not done correctly, has to get money to do it correctly.